Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cloud 9 Fabric and some Shop Talk

I've been meaning to blog about this little hat since I sewed it up way back in May but it keeps getting pushed aside. I was super lucky to get my hands on some gorgeous Cloud 9 Beyond the Sea fabric way back when it first was released. I can't tell you enough how awesome this fabric is. Not only is it 100% organic, eco-friendly and priced quite reasonably - it's super cute and feels so dreamy to the touch. I knew the Beyond the Sea collection would be perfect for summer goodies for the kiddos, so with just the tiniest scraps I stitched up one of these sun hats. It took less than an hour to sew up and turned out better than I thought it would. It's been used numerous times this summer already to protect baby Mabel's head from the sun and she looks too cute in it! Check out the Cloud9 website here and get your hands on some of their amazing fabric!

I should be listing the rest of the softies that I've sewn up later this week. (Fingers crossed) I'll let you all know when that happens. I've also made a pretty big decision to take a shop vacation for the month of August. August is filling up to the brim with shows for my husband's band, mini vacations, back to school, etc. etc. I've also got less than two months to prepare for Renegade Chicago which I'm freaking out about. I've got so much new stuff that I want to finish in order to debut there that I realized that I needed to close the Etsy shop temporarily just to catch up and get it all done. I'll put the shop in vacation mode on August 1st and reopen at the end of the month. A part of me is terrified to do it - afraid that I'll be forgotten about. I'm trying to focus on the positives which is that I'll be able to come back with lots more cool stuff!

Also, Don't forget that the rest of this month I'm donating $1 from each sale to Oxfam for Gulf Relief. I'll already be donating $27! Woot! Thanks so much to everyone who placed an order this month and made it possible for me to help out in this way. So, if you've got birthdays / special occasions to buy a gift for make sure you get your orders in before August 1st!

1 comment:

  1. I am patiently waiting for your shop update! I might just have to get my little one more softies for her birthday! So don't worry, I won't forget about your shop! I now how busy the month of August can be with back to school stuff and I don't have other things to get ready for like you, so I am sure this little shop vacation is well deserved!
    Have a lovely day!



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